The continent is home to 12 million penguins…and not much else.
Andrew Peacock, footloosefotography.com
The Antarctic Treaty was signed 58 years ago today, protecting the continent for peace and science.
Into the unknown.
In this episode of The Anthill podcast we are off exploring: land, sea and space.
Furious winds keep the McMurdo Dry Valleys in Anarctica free of snow and ice. Calcites found in the valleys have revealed the secrets of ancient subglacial volcanoes.
Melting ice from Antartica could feed vast plankton blooms, trapping carbon in the ocean. To understand this complex mechanism, researchers looked at volcanoes deep under glaciers.
What can life on Antarctica tell us about future colonies on Mars or other planets?
Speaking with: Juan Francisco Salazar about colonising Antarctica and Mars.
The Conversation, CC BY-NC-SA 19,5 Mo (download)
Dallas Rogers speaks with Prof Juan Francisco Salazar about studying the research community in Antarctica to learn about what colonising Mars and other planets might look like.
New study supports the idea that an asteroid, rather than climate changes, caused the mass extinction that wiped out the dinosaurs.
A portion of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet, called Wilkes Land, flowing into the ocean.
Michael Hambrey/Glaciers online net
The way ice sheets respond to global warming may be more predictable than previously thought